what evidence is required to claim distance learning – how do we audit GLH. the funding document states “Providers will still need to show evidence that their learners have received guided learning support, but no longer need to provide detailed time records of individual support”
Do the SFA recognise e-mails as an electronic signature? We know that the SFA have relaxed their stance on electronic information and accept electronic signatures, however, would an e-mail or evidence of a learner ‘logging on’ to an on-line lesson, for example, count as proof of learning or at least proof of an activity taking place?
Previous guidance in 2010 was:
For distance learning provision, a withdrawn learner would be one failing to meet the guidance on participation:
Attendance at a centre or log-on to learning materials
Receipt of work or projects by the tutor (electronic or hard copy)
Any communication with the tutor that indicated that the learner was still active on their learning aim, including any planned contacts.
I think this is missing in the current guidance but it should cover what you require.